East Lindsey
August 5, 2020 4.13 pm

Energy firm plans solar farm near Skegness

It would generate enough power for 13,500 homes

A major renewables energy company wants to build a solar farm on a 60.9-hectare site near Skegness.

Anesco has applied for East Lindsey District Council to carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment for the site on Low Farm, Old Fen Bank, in Wainfleet.

In its application the company says the proposed solar panels would generate around 50megawatts of electricity.

This, it says, would be able to power 13,500 average homes and help save 12,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year.

The farm would be built in around 32 weeks and would have a life-span of 40 years, after which it would be removed and the field returned to its previous condition.

“Following the temporary impacts associated with construction, the solar farm development will have little to no impacts on the environment,” said the documents.

“Adding to the renewable energy capacity of the UK is important to meeting national energy objectives, however, the scale of the proposed development means that its relative importance does not exceed the local context.”

As well as the panels, the site would include a series of inverters, transformers and cabling as well as an intake substation and a security system.

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